Charles Edwin Runyan

Charles Edwin Runyan

Runyan Law provides service for every step of the patent process
  • Patents, Intellectual Property, Trademarks
  • Arizona, California, Texas, U.S. Patent Office
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We can help with all of your intellectual property needs; patents, trademarks, copyrights, infringement, trade secret, and more.

Charles 'Chuck' Runyan graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Chemistry. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Texas A&M and then his JD law degree at James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is admitted in Arizona, California (inactive), Texas (inactive), and at the USPTO.

Chuck has worked with individual inventors and companies of all sizes for over 20 years. He has held law firm and in-house positions at Bard/Becton Dixon in Tempe, Arizona, ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas, Squire Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs) in San Francisco, California and Guidant/Abbott Labs in Santa Clara, California.

Chuck has prosecuted and drafted patent applications and managed the prosecution and drafting of hundreds of cases in diverse areas such as natural product pharmaceuticals (including anti-cancer compositions), nutraceuticals, purified microbes, drugs, medical devices such as intravascular stents (and pharmaceutical and polymer coatings for those stents), robotic automation for constructing intravascular stents, intraocular lens materials, semiconductor processing methods and equipment, medical/surgical equipment, software, and industrial-scale polyolefin polymerization and polymerization catalysts.

He has prepared patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions, clearance opinions, and trademark oppositions. He is experienced with conducting domain name dispute arbitrations and negotiating cybersquatting dispute settlements.

Practice Areas
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Intellectual Property
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Internet
  • Copyrights
  • General Civil
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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California
State Bar of California
ID Number: Inactive
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: Inactive
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U.S. Patent Office
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Runyan Law
- Current
Managing Member
Integrity Patent Group, PLC
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Division Staff Attorney, IP
Beckton Dickinson
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Head, Patent Prosecution
Gallagher & Kennedy
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Patent drafting and prosecution; trademark prosecution; trade secret litigation; trademark litigation.
Senior Counsel Patents
Abbott Vascular
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Actively managed a patent portfolio containing more than 500 patent families, provided technology legal counseling to Drug Eluting Stent business and Biologics business, managed new patent filings for these businesses.
Patent Counsel
Guidant Corporation
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Actively managed a patent portfolio containing more than 500 patent families, provided technology legal counseling to Drug Eluting Stent business and Biologics business, managed new patent filings for these businesses.
Senior Associate
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
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All facets of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret litigation and licensing. Actively manage patent portfolios for clients and advise clients with respect to patent strategies. Prepare invalidity and non-infringement opinions related to pharmaceutical compositions, surgical equipment, intravascular stents and implantable polymer compositions (intraocular lens). Prosecute and draft patent applications in many areas such as natural product pharmaceuticals (including anti-cancer compositions) and nutraceuticals, purified microbes, drugs, medical devices such as intravascular stents (and pharmaceutical and polymer coatings for those stents), intraocular lens materials, semiconductor processing methods and equipment, medical/surgical equipment, software, and industrial scale polyolefin polymerization and polymerization catalysts.
Attorney
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
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Counseled technology groups regarding patent and trade secret issues and intellectual property asset management. Managed intellectual property agreement work including nondisclosure and research agreements while providing legal support to computing management and lab data management teams.
Associate
Gallagher & Kennedy
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Prosecuted and drafted patent applications in many areas such as natural product pharmaceuticals (including anti-cancer compositions) and nutraceuticals, purified microbes, drugs, semiconductor processing methods and equipment, and software.
Patent Intern
Benman, Collins, & Sawyer
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Prepared and prosecuted patent applications.
Education
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. | Law
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Texas A&M University - College Station
Ph.D. | Chemistry
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Honors: Robert Welch Fellow
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Arizona State University
B.S. (1987) | Chemistry
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Princeton University
Chemistry
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Honors: Post-doctoral Research Associate
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 230296
Member
- Current
Activities: inactive
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Texas State Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: inactive
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Arizona State Bar
Member
- Current
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SAFETY NET:
Arizona Journal
Outsourced Programs: Ownership Issues Arise
The National Law Journal-IN FOCUS, Legal Tech.
Early Transition Metal Clusters with ½-Donor Ligands
VCH Publishers: New York
Excising Hexanuclear Zirconium Clusters from Solids as a Route to Zirconium Cluster Solution Chemistry
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Websites & Blogs
Website
Runyan Law
Contact & Map
Runyan Law Mailing address
11435 W Buckeye Rd
STE 104-279
Avondale, AZ 85323
Telephone: (480) 205-9365
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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